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Fairfax County Office for Children Selected as Ready Regions Capital Area Lead

Fairfax
January 11, 2022

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has launched a transformative statewide network of Ready Regions that will bring all of the Commonwealth’s communities together to support early childhood success. We are pleased to share that the Fairfax County Office for Children, a division of Neighborhood and Community Services, has been selected to serve as the lead organization for the Ready Region…

Registration Opens for Braddock District Neighborhood College Certificate Program

Registration
December 16, 2021

The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services’ Braddock District Neighborhood College, a free seven-session certificate program, is now open for registration. Sponsored by Braddock District Supervisor James R. Walkinshaw, this unique program is open to Braddock District residents interested in learning about Fairfax County and the Braddock…

Hypothermia Prevention Program Begins December 1, 2021

Hypothermia
November 22, 2021

The Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program for people experiencing homelessness begins onDecember 1, 2021. Since 2005, the program has prevented death and serious injuries among our most vulnerable residents by ensuring that no one must sleep outside during the winter months. This program…

WATCH: Southgate Community Center Is Renamed In Honor of Supervisor Cathy Hudgins

WATCH:
October 20, 2021

On October 16, 2021, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Servicesheld a ceremony to officially commemorate the renaming of Southgate Community Center to the Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate. The event took place in front of a standing-room-only crowdduring Southgate's annual Community Day, which included fun and games for area families.

Speakers included Hunter…

Southgate Community Center Renamed After Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Name Unveiling Ceremony to Be Held Oct. 16

Southgate
October 7, 2021

Southgate Community Center is being renamed in honor of Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, who retired from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at the end of 2019. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename Southgate after Ms. Hudgins following a May 4, 2021 Board Matter by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn.

Located at 12125 Pinecrest Road in…

WATCH: NCS Unveils New Historical Marker at James Lee Community Center

WATCH:
October 5, 2021

On Saturday, October 2, NCS held an unveiling ceremony to reveal Fairfax County's new historical marker commemorating the James Lee Elementary School, now the site of the James Lee Community Center, in Falls Church.The program included remarks by Gerry Connolly of the U.S. House of Representatives, Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik, Fairfax County Chief Equity Officer Karla Bruce,…

Fairfax County to Unveil New Historical Marker at James Lee Community Center

Fairfax
September 30, 2021

On Saturday, October 2, the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services will unveil a new historical marker at James Lee Community Center in Falls Church. The marker commemorates the James Lee Elementary School, which opened at the site of the Community Center in 1948.

The program for the unveiling ceremony includes remarks by…

NCS Celebrates the Opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers

NCS
September 28, 2021

On September 22, about 50 community members gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers at the Original Mount Vernon High School. Watch the "16 Around Fairfax" segment on the event…

NCS to Celebrate the Opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers at the Original Mount Vernon High School

NCS
September 16, 2021

On September 22, 2021, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, along with Supervisor Dan Storck and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will celebrate the opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Original Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria.

The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. with…

Make a Difference in Your Community: Fairfax County Seeks Volunteers for Selection Advisory Committee

Make
July 26, 2021

Fairfax County is seeking community volunteers to participate on a Selection Advisory Committee that will review and evaluate proposals and make recommendations on how to distribute funds to community partners that support Fairfax County residents. The funds are issued through the Consolidated Community Funding Pool, a competitive countywide grant program, and will go to…

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